It’s going to be a busy May 1st, 2012 City Council meeting with eleven items on the agenda. I will try to highlight the more important ones. Not that every item there isn’t important. I mean, it’s just that some items are more important than others. You know? Although, who am I to decide which items are more important? To some of you, the waiving of off-street parking might be the most important thing since the invention of sliced bread. It might be, but not in my book of important things. That’s not to say I don’t care about the parking issue as a whole. I mean, I do. I like to park. Finding a spot is kind of frustrating. Maybe I don’t like to park.. But the reality is, us folks in Long Beach only really care about one thing and that’s money. Money is what makes the world go around. Money is the reason why we all hate each other. Money buys power. Heck, If I had a trillion dollars, I would buy each and every one of you; force you all to pull out every single nail on the boardwalk and then hammer them back in with your bare hands. Why? because of
oh.. what was this post about again?
Forget about highlighting the important stuff. I’m too lazy. I want to hear what you all have to say. So tell me citizens of Long Beach, what major items on the agenda floats your boat? We have beach season hours, beach pass prices, various off-street parking waivers, the purchase of various equipment, the purchase of sweatpants, stuff about the budget and something about amending a local property tax law. That last one sounds important. Let’s focus on that one.
View May 1st, 2012 : Agenda for May 1, 2012
1. Ordinance to Amend the Code of Ordinances of the City of Long Beach
Re: Ocean Beach Park.
Legislative Memo: Amending the Code as to season admission charges for families, non-resident individuals, as well as the cost of an economy beach pass, which had been increased last season but was never codified.
2. Resolution Granting Waiver of Off-Street Parking Requirements Re: Premises 252 East Park Avenue, (street floor), Long Beach, New York.
Re: Massage Therapy/Day Spa
3. Resolution Fixing and Providing for the 2012 Season of the Ocean Beach
4. Resolution Authorizing the City Manager to Purchase Recreation, Youth and Family Services and Lifeguard T-shirts, Sweatshirts, Sweatpants, Jackets and Hats from the Lowest Responsible Bidders. Legislative Memo: This resolution gives the City the ability to purchase goods on an as needed basis in anticipation of the City’s various summer programs from numerous vendors who each have provided the lowest individual price to the City.
5. Resolution Authorizing the City Manager to Purchase Two New Lifepak 15 Cardiac Monitor/Defibrillators Under New York State Contract. Legislative Memo: 90% of the cost is funded by FEMA through a Fire Act Grant Award, with the City paying 10% plus the cost of accessories.
6. Resolution Authorizing the City Manager to Enter into a Contract for the Purchase and Installation of a New Angle Flow Pump, Volute and Base at the Water Pollution Control Plant from the Lowest Responsible Bidder.
7. Resolution Authorizing Publication of the General Summary of the Capital Improvement Program for the Next Five Years, and Notice of
Public Hearing Thereon. Legislative Memo: Pursuant to Section 101-d of the City Charter, the City Council is required to publish a notice for a public hearing on the Capital Improvement Program before the adoption of the annual Budget.
8. Resolution Authorizing Publication of the General Summary of the Proposed Budget for Year July 1, 2012 through June 30, 2013, and Notice of Public Hearings Thereon. Legislative Memo: Pursuant to Section 101-a of the City Charter, the City Council is required to publish a notice for a public hearing on the annual Budget.
9. Resolution Authorizing Publication for Hearing of a Local Law Amending Subpart C of Related Acts Relating to the Charter of the City of Long Beach Re: A Local Law to Override the Tax Levy Limit Established in General Municipal Law § 3-c.
Legislative Memo: Due to the inherited deficit reduction surcharge, the City Council must communicate to the State of New York our intention to pierce the tax levy limit.
10. Resolution Authorizing Publication of a Notice of Public Hearing of an Application to Waive the Off-Street Parking Requirements for Premises: 1030 West Beech Street (street floor), Long Beach, New York. Re: Retail Pre-Packaged Gourmet Foods Store
11. Resolution Authorizing Publication of a Notice of Public Hearing of an Application to Waive the Off-Street Parking Requirements for Premises: 803 West Beech Street (street floor), Long Beach, New York. Re: Yoga Studio